For each fellow, this archive lists the fellow's name, the year of their award, the Peace Scholar's university affiliation at the time of the award and the title of their dissertation. Since 2017, USIP has collaborated with the Minerva Research Institute to build on the success of the Peace Scholar program.

2020-2021

Dogus Aktan (Peace Scholar)
University of Denver | "Repression Beyond Political Survival: Contentious Mobilizations Against Third Parties."

Elizabeth L. Brannon (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Michigan State University | "The Role of Women in Former Rebel Parties in Post-Conflict Africa."

Alexandra Chinchilla (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Chicago | "Advisors, Aid, and Arms: Limited Intervention in Conflict."

Silvia Danielak (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Spatializing Peacebuilding: An Infrastructural Approach to Post-War Violence and Vulnerability in the City."

Yumna Fatima (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
The American University | "Post-Split Violence in Splinter Groups."

Kristin Foringer (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Michigan | "Symbolic Reparations and Collective Memory in Post-Conflict Colombia."

Meghan Garrity (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Pennsylvania | "Disorderly and Inhumane: Explaining 100 Years of Mass Expulsion."

Andrew (Andy) Goodhart (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
The Ohio State University | "Designing International Orders that Endure: How the Thickness of Social Purpose Affects the Durability of Order."

Patrick Hunnicutt (Peace Scholar)
University of California, Santa Barbara | "Services for Stability: How International Aid and Public Services Affect Recovery after Conflict."

Rehan R. Jamil (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Brown University | "Social Policy and Changing Citizenship Boundaries in Pakistan."

Sooyeon Kang (Peace Scholar)
University of Denver | "From Reform to Resignation: Explaining Why Some Protest Movements Escalate Their Demands."

Rabea Kirmani (Peace Scholar)
Georgetown University | "Surviving: How Persecuted Communities Respond to Repression through Migration, Mobilization and Identity Obfuscation."

Dylan Maguire (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Northeastern University | "Strategic Partnerships: The Impact of Ideology on Militia Engagement with External State Support."

Cameron Mailhot (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Cornell University | "Blueprints for Peace: International Missions, Domestic Commitments, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Reforms."

Hilary Matfess (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "Frontlines and Home Front: Women's Wartime Mobilization and Post-Conflict Political Representation."

Ana María Montoya (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Duke University | "Restoring the Rule of Law in the Aftermath of Civil War: The Judicial Enforcement of Land Restitution Orders in Colombia."

Benjamin Naimark-Rowse (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Tufts University | "Bridging Relationships in Pro-Democracy Social Movements."

Paul Olander (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Loyola University Chicago | "Private Military Corporations in Civil Wars."

Nahrain S. Rasho (Peace Scholar)
University of California, Davis | "Ethno-federalism and Subnational Ethnic Conflict: The Consequences of Regional Autonomy on Conflict Among Regional Ethnic Minority Groups."

Daniel R. Thomas (Peace Scholar)
Columbia University | "Conflict and Social Integration: How do Violence and Status Shape Social Behavior?"

2019-2020

Ayda Apa Pomeshikov (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Washington | "The Prophet was a Refugee too: Islamic Humanitarianism and Syrian Refugees' Search for Belonging in Turkey."

Maria Paulina Arango (Peace Scholar)
Florida State University | "The Role of Education in the Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Colombia."

Polina Beliakova (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Tufts University| "Explaining Erosion of Civilian Control: A Policy-focused Theory."

Vincent Bauer (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Stanford University | "Does Doctrine Matter?"

Jason Blessing (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Syracuse University | "Securing Cyberspace: Military Innovation and Cyber Force Structure."

Matthew Cebul (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "Repression and Rebellion in the Shadow of Foreign Intervention."

Laura Collins (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
George Mason University | "Guns and Prayers: Religious Organizations and Wartime Violence in Central African Republic."

Christina Cottiero (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of California, San Diego | "Staying Alive: The Strategic Use of Regional Integration Organizations by Vulnerable Political Leaders."

Travis Curtice (Peace Scholar)
Emory University | "The Autocrat's Dilemma: The Politics of Policing in Multiethnic Societies."

Sophia Dawkins (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "Making Peace Safe for Civilians: Violence and Restraint During Elite Peace Negotiations."

Ashley Fabrizio (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Stanford University | "Contingent Radicalization: Government Repression's Differential Effect on Ethnonationalist Mobilization."

Lillian Frost (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
George Washington University | "Beyond Citizenship: Protracted Refugees and the State."

Rob Grace (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Brown University | "Understanding Humanitarian Access Obstruction."

Erum A. Haider (Peace Scholar)
Georgetown University | "Disempowered: Citizenship and Service Delivery in a Global Megacity."

Ramzy Mardini (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
The University of Chicago | "Rebel in Society: Social Networks and the Regeneration of the Islamic State."

Chris Price (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "Legacies of Conflict: Group Identities and Ethnic Polarization after Civil War."

Noah Rosen (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
American University | "Seizing a Window of Opportunity: Converting a Peace Process into Local Peace."

Megan Ryan (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Michigan | "The Making of an Unlikely Movement: Privilege and Nationalism in a New Democracy."

Andres Uribe (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
The University of Chicago | "Armed Actors, Influence, and Participation in Violent Democracies."

Maro Youssef (Peace Scholar)
The University of Texas, Austin | "Women's Movements During Democratic Transitions: The Case of Tunisia."

2018-2019

Caroline Abadeer (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Stanford University | "Local Governance and the Authoritarian State: The Politics of Urban Planning in the Middle East"

Maria Atuesta (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Harvard University | "From Displacement to Reintegration: How Housing Resettlement Programs Mediate Pathways of Integration for Demobilized and Displaced Populations in Colombia"

Christopher Faulkner (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Central Florida | "The Causes, Dynamics, and Implications of Child Soldiering."

Carl Forsberg (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Texas, Austin | "The Transformation of the US-Middle East Alliance System in the 1970s"

Danielle Gilbert (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar) George Washington University | "The Strategic Logic of Political Kidnapping."

Meg Guliford (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Tufts University | "Presence and Provision: Explaining the Effects of Intervention on Violence Against Civilians."

Nirvikar Jassal (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of California, Berkeley | "Representation in Force: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Modern Indian Police."

Angela Lederach (Peace Scholar)
Notre Dame University | "'Feel the Grass Grow': Practices and Politics of Slow Peace in Colombia."

Shelly Liu (Peace Scholar)
Harvard University | "Resistance and Control: State-building through Rebel-Civilian Relations."

Kristen McLean (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Yale University | "Engendering Change: Fatherhood, Masculinity and Resilience in Post- Conflict Sierra Leone."

Marcia Mundt (Peace Scholar)
University of Massachusetts, Boston | "Participate for Peace: The Impacts of Participatory Deliberative Democracy on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Central America."

Mollie Pepper (Peace Scholar)
Northeastern University | "'We ethnic women are the solution for the conflict': Gender, Ethnicity, and Power in Burma's Peace Process."

Brandon Sims (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
American University | Explaining Variation in Violent and Nonviolent Tactics: Repression, Learning, and Brokerage."

Alexandra Stark (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Georgetown University | "Gun at a Knife Fight: Regional Power Intervention in Civil Wars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 1957-2017."

Erik Clinton "Clint" Van Sonnenberg (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles | "Accounting for the Peaces: Conflict Justice and Civil War Violence."

Elsa Voytas (Peace Scholar)
Princeton University | "Constructing and Reconstruction Memory: The Micro-Level Impacts of Transitional Justice Policies."

Louis Wasser (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Yale University | "Anti-Regime and Separatist Opposition Strategies: Institutional and Extra- Institutional, Violent and Nonviolent."

Kelly A. Yotebieng (Peace Scholar)
The Ohio State University | "Hope and the Gendered Capacity to Aspire Among Rwandan Urban Refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon."

2017-2018

Consuelo Amat (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "The Emergence and Consolidation of Opposition to Authoritarian Rule"

Michael Wilson Becerril (Peace Scholar)
University of California, Santa Cruz | "Gold Mining in Peru: Everyday Violence and the Politics of Attention"

Zinaida Besirevic (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of California, Berkeley | "Equal Rights, Inherent Dignity and the Small Print: How children and adults make moral judgments about violations of Human Rights."

Austin Knuppe (Peace Scholar)
The Ohio State University | "Local Partners for Local Problems: When Does Foreign Security Assistance Undermine Civilian Support."

Roxanne Krystalli (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Tufts University | "We are not good victims:" Hierarchies of Suffering and the Politics of Victimhood in Colombia."

Summer E. Lindsey (Peace Scholar) Columbia University | "Women's Security After War: Protection and Punishment in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo."

Michael Marcusa (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Brown University | "The Radical Ethos: Honor, Status, and the Ghost of History in Tunisia."

Salma Mousa (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Stanford University | "Contact, Conflict, and Social Cohesion."

Kerry Ann Carter Persen (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Stanford University | "The Moderates' Dilemma: Asymmetric Costs and the Case of Islamic Extremism."

Mara Revkin (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "How Jihadists Become Sovereigns: IS State-Building and State Failure in Iraq and Syria."

Meshack Simati (Peace Scholar)
Georgia State University | "The False Promise of the Judiciary in Reducing Election Violence among African Countries."

Benjamin J. Spatz (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
Tufts University | "Bullets, Banks and Borders: How Targeted Sanctions Can Alter the Political Power Landscape in Sanctioned States."

Alissa Walter (Peace Scholar)
Georgetown University | "The Baath Party in Baghdad: State-Society Relations through Wars, Sanctions, and Authoritarianism."

Frances Yaping Wang (USIP-Minerva Peace and Security Scholar)
University of Virginia | "The Dog that Barks: State Propaganda Campaigns on Territorial Disputes."

2016-2017

Nathaniel Allen
The Johns Hopkins University | "Confronting the Janus Face: The Armed Forces and the Politics of Democratization in Africa."

Elizabeth Dekeyser
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Religion, Local Communities, and the State: The Case of Islam in France."

Tyler Jost
Harvard University | "Armies and Influence: Civil-Military Institutions and Interstate Conflict."

Ore Koren 
University of Minnesota | "Hunger Games: Analyzing Relationships Between Food Security and Violence."

Egor Lazarev
Columbia University | "Laws in Conflict: The Politics of Legal Pluralism in Chechnya."

Kunaal Sharma
Columbia University | "Elite Persuasion and Religious Extremism: A Study Among Sunni and Shia Muslims in Northern India."

Rachel Schwartz
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Constructing the "Parallel" State: Institutional Evolution in Civil War."

Paul Thissen
University of California, Berkeley | "Legacy Institutions and Political Order in Weak States."

2015-2016

Noel Anderson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Competitive Intervention and its Consequences for Civil Wars."

McKenzie Johnson
Duke University | "Low Politics Peace: Environmental Governance as an Instrument for Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, and Ghana."

Christina Kim
The New School | "Rethinking the "Hermit Kingdom": Emerging Relations with North Korea from the Ground Up in Dandong, China."

Adam Lichtenheld
University of California, Berkeley |"Forced Displacement, Counterinsurgency, and State-building in Civil Wars."

Stephanie Schwartz
Columbia University | "Homeward Bound: Return Migration after Civil War."

Lauren Young
Columbia University | "Where does Intimidation Work? The Psychology of Repression and Collective Action."

2014-2015

Grant Gordon
Columbia University | "Monitoring Conflict to Deter Violence."

Diana Greenwald
University of Michigan | "From Resistance Movement to Ruling Party: The Effect of Conflict Legacies on the Fiscal Performance of New States."

Pellumb Kelmendi
Brown University | "When Rebels become Politicians: The Transformation of Rebel Organizations into Political Parties and their Performance in Post-War Elections."

Faith Okpotor
University of Delaware | "Electing Violence: Explaining Post-Election Violence in Africa."

Jonathan E. Shaw 
University of Michigan | "Always Kadogo: The Mobilization of Children in Conflict and the Legacies of Social Marginalization in North Kivu, Congo (DRC), 1959-2003."

2013-2014

Zubin Adrianvala
University of Maryland, College Park | "The Ethnic Community: Urban Form, Peace, Conflict, and Violence in Urban India."

Maria Aguilar
Tulane University | "Policing 'Subversives' and Citizens: Reorganization and transformations of the Guatemalan National Police, 1944-1985."

Casey Ehrlich
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Grassroots Peace: Village-level Reconstruction in Colombia."

Alex Fattal
Harvard University | "Guerrilla Marketing: Information War and the Demobilization of FARC Rebels."

Chelsea Johnson
University of California, Berkeley | "Implementing Peace: Power Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies."

Roudabeh Kishi
University of Maryland, College Park | "Does Foreign Aid Lead to Armed Civil Conflict? Examining Aid Dependency and Ethnic Exclusion."

Kathleen Klaus
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political Violence in Kenya."

Andy Levin
University of Pennsylvania | "Vulnerable Spaces: Explaining Sub-National Peacekeeping Outcomes in Civil War."

Daniel Nerenberg
George Washington University | "Cooperating with the Enemy: Leadership Dynamics and the Sifting Definition of 'Betrayal' in the Palestinian National Movement, 1967-2012."

2012-2013

Michelle Bellino
Harvard University | "Memory in Transition: Historical Consciousness and Civic Attitudes among Youth in 'Post-War' Guatemala."

Yelena Biberman
Brown University | "Gambling with Violence? Why States Outsource the Use of Force to Extremist Non-State Actors."

Daniel Blocq
University of Wisconsin - Madison | "Formation of Armed Self-Defense Groups."

D'Arcy Brissman
Duke University | "Democracy by Drill and Harrow": Haitian Civil- Military Relations and U.S. Occupation, 1915-1934."

Michael Broache
Columbia University | "International Criminal Court Interventions in Ongoing Conflict."

Steven Brooke
University of Texas | "Clients of Islam: Islamist Groups and the Politics of Social Service Provision in the Middle East."

Brett Carter
Harvard University | "Inside Autocracy."

Julia Choucair Vizoso
Yale University | "The Ties that Bind: Ethnic Exclusion in Authoritarian Regimes."

Emma Hayward
University of Pennsylvania | "Legal Pluralism and Group Rights: States and the Devolution of Judicial Power."

Milli Lake
University of Washington | "Politics of Punishment: Combating Mass Rape in South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo."

Michael Weintraub
Georgetown University | "Causes and Consequences of Rebel Alliances in Civil War."

2011-2012

Tyson Belanger (Peace Scholar, Non-Stipendiary)
Harvard University | The Power of Promises: A Strategic Advantage for Democracies?

Ahsan Butt (Peace Scholar)
The University of Chicago | "Goodbye or See You Later? Why States Fight Some Secessionists But Not Others."

Erik Cleven (Peace Scholar)
Purdue University | "Elites, Youth and Informal Networks: Explaining Ethnic Violence in Kenya and Kosovo."

Christopher Day (Peace Scholar)
Northwestern University | "The Fates of Rebels: The Politics of Insurgency Survival and Demise."

Angelica Duran-Martinez (Peace Scholar)
Brown University | "Criminals, Cops and Politicians: The Dynamics of Drug Violence in Colombia and Mexico."

Keren Fraiman (Peace Scholar)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Not in Your Backyard: Coercion, Base States and Violent Non-State Actors."

Sheena Chestnut Greitens (Peace Scholar)
Harvard University | "Inside the Secret Police: Explaining Patterns of State Violence Under Authoritarianism."

Kevan Harris (Peace Scholar)
The Johns Hopkins University | "The Martyrs' Welfare State: The Politics of Social Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Marina Henke (Peace Scholar)
Princeton University | "International Security and the Politics of Interdependence."

Kimberly Howe (Peace Scholar)
Tufts University | "What Kind of Peace? Violence Transformation in Contemporary Colombia."

Reyko Huang (Peace Scholar)
Columbia University | "The Wartime Origins of Postwar Democratization."

Jennifer Keister
University of California, San Diego | "States Within States: The Social Contracts of Armed Groups."

Dacil Keo
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Local Dynamics of Genocide: Autonomy, Institutions and the Chains of Power."

Micah Lebson
University of Maryland, College Park | "Why Refugees Rebel: When do Refugees Militarize Against their Country of Origin?"

Louisa Lombard
Duke University | "Raiding Sovereignty in Central African Borderlands."

Melissa McAdam
University of California, Berkeley | "Reforming the Police in High Stakes State-Building."

Javier Osorio
University of Notre Dame | "Hobbes on Drugs: Understanding Drug Violence in Mexico."

Jonathan Pearl (Peace Scholar, Non-Stipendiary)
University of Maryland, College Park | "Sharing the Keys to the Vault: Explaining Sensitive Nuclear Cooperation with Non-Nuclear States."

Andrew Radin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Politics as War by Other Means: The Effectiveness of State-Building under Foreign Administration."

Jonathan Renshon (Peace Scholar, Non-Stipendiary)
Harvard University | "Fighting for Status: Prestige Motivations and Conflict in World Politics."

Hesham Sallam
Georgetown University | "Indispensable Arbiter: Islamists, Economic Reform and Authoritarian Rule in the Arab World."

Joshua White
The Johns Hopkins University | "Conflicted Islamists: Shariah and Anti-State Agitation Among Pakistani Islamist Parties."

2009-2010

Xanthe Ackerman
Tufts University | "After War in Africa: Can the Education Sector by Harnessed to Prevent a Return to Conflict? Case Study on Uganda with perspectives from South Sudan and Liberia."

Louis-Alexandre Berg
Georgetown University | "From Patronage to Public Good: The Political Economy of Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform."

Paola Castano-Rodriguez
The University of Chicago | "'The Time of the Victims': Institutional Practices and Understanding of Violence in the National Commission of Reparation and Reconciliation in Colombia."

Benjamin Coates
Columbia University | "Trans-Atlantic Advocates: American International Law and U.S. Foreign Relations, 1898-1919."

Neerada Jacob (Peace Scholar)
American University | "Sanctions as a Cause of Nuclear Reversal: (When) Do They Work?"

Patrick Johnston (Peace Scholar)
Northwestern University | "The Treatment of Civilians in Effective Counterinsurgency Operations."

Janet Lewis (Peace Scholar)
Harvard University | "Ending Conflict Early: Incipient States of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency."

James Long
University of California, San Diego | "Voting, Fraud and Violence: The Problem Elections in Emerging Democracies."

Tanya "Negeen" Pegahi
The University of Chicago | "Dangerous Deterrent? Evaluating the Risk that Nuclear Acquisition will Embolden Weak States."

Benjamin Schonthal
The University of Chicago | "Public Buddhism? Religion, Conflict and the State of Sri Lanka."

Paul Staniland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Explaining Cohesion, Fragmentation and Control in Armed Groups."

Lorenzo Vidino
Tufts University | "Soft Approaches to Counterterrorism: Counter Radicalization in Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Italy."

2008-2009

Michael Beevers
University of Maryland, College Park | "Environmental and Natural Resources Governance: A Missing Link for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding."

Ivelina Borisova
Harvard University | "Child Soldiers Coming Home from War: Family and Caregiver Impact on Psychosocial Reintegration and Adjustment."

Susanna Campbell
Tufts University | "Organizational Barriers to Peace: Pathologies of International Peacebuilding."

Dara Cohen
Stanford University | "Understanding Sexual Violence During Civil War: Evidence from Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and El Salvador."

Daniel Fahey
University of California, Berkeley | "Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Development in Uganda."

Amelia Hoover
Yale University | "Repertoire of Violence against Noncombatants: The Role of Armed Group Institutions and Ideologies."

Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Tufts University | "Warlord as Governor? State-building in Afghanistan, 2001 to Present."

Anoop Sarbahi
University of California, Los Angeles | "Organizational Character of Rebel Movements and the Dynamics of Civil Wars."

David Siroky
Duke University | "Secession and Survival."

Sarah Zuckerman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Achieving Post- War Peace: The Internal Politics of Colombia's Demilitarizing Paramilitary Groups."

2007-2008

Fodei Joseph Batty
Western Michigan University | "What Role for Ethnicity? Political Mobilization in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia."

Anika Binnendijk
Tufts University | "Holding Fire: Security Force Allegiance During Nonviolent Uprisings."

Ryan Burgess
Columbia University | "A Psychosocial Analysis of Formal and Nonformal Education Approaches for Displaced, Violence-Affected Children in Colombia."

Martha Clark
Cornell University | "In the Company of Soldiers: Private Security Companies' Impact on Military Effectiveness."

Mark Geraghty
The University of Chicago | "An Ethnographic Investigation of Genocide Ideology in Rwanda."

Erin Kimball
Northwestern University | "Strategic Causes of Collective Action: Regional Peacekeeping in Africa."

Ned Lazarus
American University | "Evaluating the North American Generation of Israeli-Palestinian Encounters."

Shivaji Mukherjee
Yale University | "Low Intensity Long Duration Conflicts: The Maoist Insurgency in India."

Stacie Pettyjohn 
University of Virginia | "Talking with Terrorists: American Policy Toward the ANC, PLO, Sinn Fein, and Hamas."

Amber Ussery
University of Arizona | "Possibilities and Pitfalls: Examining the Emergence of Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies."

2005-2006

Nida Alahmad
The New School | "Survival of a State: Looking Inside the Boundaries of the Iraqi Ba'thist State."

Naazneen Barma
University of California, Berkeley | "Shared Sovereignty: Building Democracy and Reconstructing State Capacity in Post-conflict Nation-States."

Catherine Bolten
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | "Post-war Identity and the Historical Imagination in Northern Sierra Leone."

Tatiana Carayannis
The City University of New York | "Hybrid Wars, Conflict Networks, and Multilateral Responses: The Congo Wars, 1996-2004."

Philip Hammack
The University of Chicago | "Identity and the Cultural Psychology of Adolescence: Life Stories of Israeli and Palestinian Youth."

Terence Lee
University of Washington | "The Causes of Military Insubordination: Explaining Military Organizational Behavior in China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand."

Tova Norlen
The Johns Hopkins University | "Sacred Stones and Religious Nuts: Resolving Conflicts over Absolute Sacred Space."

Wendy Pearlman
Harvard University | "Why Violence? Explaining Patterns in Palestinian Use of Force During the Second Intifada."

Isaias Rojas-Perez
The Johns Hopkins University | "Law, National Reconciliation and Social Repair in Post-war Peru."

Jelena Subotic 
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Hijacked Justice: Domestic Appropriation of International Norms."

2006-2007

Senem Aslan
University of Washington | "National Makeovers and Resistance: Kurdish and Berber Activism in Turkey and Morocco."

Christopher Blattman
University of Berkeley | "What's Special about Being a Child Soldier? Estimating the Labor Market Impact of Involuntary Military Service Using a Survey of Young Ex-combatants in Uganda."

Daniela Donno
Yale University | "Defending Democratic Norms: Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and the Consolidation of Democracy."

Michael Findley
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | "Spoiling the Peace or Seeking the Spoils? Civil War Peace Processes and the Impact of Spoilers."

Azra Hromadzic
University of Pennsylvania | "Emerging Citizens: Youth, Education and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Tuba Inal
University of Minnesota | "Development of Global Prohibition Regimes: Rape and Pillage in War."

Fredline M'Cormack
University of Florida | "Whose Democracy? NGOs and the Democracy Project in Post- Conflict Sierra Leone."

Adam Moore
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Ethno-territoriality, Local Institutions and the Production of 'Ethnic Conflict' in Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Krisjon Olson
University of California, Berkeley | "Youth without Sanctuary: The New Ethics of Humanitarianism in Post-War Guatemala."

Lee Seymour
Northwestern University | "Insurgents and International Relations: Sovereignty, Territory and Conflicts of Self-Determination, 1975-2005."

2004-2005

Lori Allen
The University of Chicago | "Suffering Through a Nationalist Uprising: Violence, Victimization, and Human Rights in Palestinian Politics."

Severne Autesserre
New York University | "The Politics of the Peace Process in the Eastern Congo."

Belete Bizuneh
Boston University | "Pastoralists, States, and Violence Along the Ethiopian-Kenyan-Somali Borderland, ca. 1897-1980s."

Karrin Hanshew
The University of Chicago | "Negotiating Terror: Political Violence and Democracy in 1970s West Germany."

Sandra Leavitt
Georgetown University | "Between Security and Conflict: Governments and Muslim Minorities in Asia."

Helen Lennon
Yale University | "Creating a Witness: Film as Evidence in International War Crimes Tribunals."

Monika Nalepa
Columbia University | "Shedding the Light: Theory and Practice of Truth Revelation Procedures in Post-Communist Europe."

James Rae
University of Hawaii | "Justice and Reconciliation in Cambodia and East Timor: The Role of Human Rights in UN Peacebuilding Operations."

Christiane Wilke
The New School | "A Belated Vindication of Rights: Criminal Trials for Mass Human Rights Violations and the Task of Democratization."

Caroline Yezer
Duke University | "Memory and Truth in the Shadow of War: Local and National Reconciliation in the Peruvian Andes."

2003-2004

Huiyun Feng
Arizona State University | "A Dragon on Defense: China's Strategic Culture and War."

Emily Gunzburger Makas
Cornell University | "Representing Competing Identities: Building and Rebuilding in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Jennifer Hazen
Georgetown University | "Rebel Groups, Their Networks, and the Incentives for Continued Warfare."

Peter Mwesige
Indiana University, Bloomington | "Radio Talk Shows, Political Participation, and Democratization in Uganda."

Jennifer Rubenstein
The University of Chicago | "Just Samaritans? The Ethics of Private Humanitarian Aid."

James Schechter
University of Colorado, Boulder | "Finding 'Lost Boys?' Governing Sudanese Minors in a UNHCR Refugee Camp."

Scott Straus
University of California, Berkeley | "The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda."

Winifred Tate
New York University | "Suffering Citizens: Human Rights Claims and Counterclaims in Colombia."

Leslie Wirpsa
University of Southern California | "Resources and Indigenous Rights: Transnational Politics and the Expansion of the Oil Frontier in Colombia and Ecuador."

Ahmet Yukleyen
Boston University | "Sources of Tolerance and Radicalism Among Turkish- Islamic Organizations in Europe (January-December 2004)."

2002-2003

Josip Dasovic
Brown University | "Social Networks as a Bulwark against Inter-Ethnic Violence at the Community Level in the Former Yugoslavia."

Gabriela M. Fried
University of California, Los Angeles | "Reconciling Authoritarian Legacies: Enduring Collective Memories of Political Repression, Disappearance, Political Prison and Exile in Uruguay Today."

Suzanne E. Fry
New York University | "When States Kill Their Own: Understanding the Legitimation Process."

Naveeda Khan
Columbia University | "Authorizing the Muslim Speaking Subject: Religious Debates in Pakistan."

John T. King
University of Washington | "Beyond Incommensurability: Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding in Northern Ireland."

Betsy O. Konefal
University of Pittsburgh | "Rights, Identity and the Politics of Conscientization: Organizing for Racial and Social Justice in the Guatemalan Highlands, 1960-2000."

Erin L. McCandless
American University | "Transformative Participation in Policymaking: The Case of Zimbabwean Civil Society."

Daniel Monterescu
The University of Chicago | "Jewish-Arab Relations, Urban Space, and the State in Palestinian-Israeli Mixed Towns, 1948-2002."

Victor A. Peskin
University of California, Berkeley | "Conflicts of Justice: International Criminal Tribunals and Domestic Governments."

Rebecca P. Sewall
George Mason University | "Bartered Peace: Women and Conflict Management Strategies."

2001-2002

Mark F. Davidheiser (Peace Scholar)
University of Florida | "Multiculturalism and Peacemaking: Conflict Mediation in the Gambia."

Tulia G. Falleti (Peace Scholar)
Northwestern University | "Decentralization Trajectories and Balance of Power in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, 1982-1999."

Alexandru-Valentin Grigorescu (Peace Scholar)
University of Pittsburgh | "The Impact of International Organizations on Domestic Transparency."

Landon E. Hancock (Peace Scholar)
George Mason University | "Peace from the People: Identity Salience in the Northern Ireland Peace Process."

Yinan He (Peace Scholar)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Overcoming Shadows of the Past: Historical Trauma and Reconciliation in Europe and East Asia."

Switbert R. Kamazima (Peace Scholar)
University of Minnesota | "Globalization from Below: Cooperation and Regional Integration along the Tanzania-Uganda Border."

Curtis W. Lambrecht (Peace Scholar)
Yale University | "Violence in Burmese State-Making: The Making of a Human Rights Pariah."

Aleksandra Milicevic (Peace Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles | "Joining Serbia's Wars: Volunteers and Draft-Dodgers, 1991-1995."

Jennifer J. Philpot (Peace Scholar)
The University of Chicago | "Peace Under Fire: Protestantism, Human Rights and Civil Society in Post-War Guatemala."

Brett B. Troyan (Peace Scholar)
Cornell University | "Peace and Ethnic Identity in Southwestern Colombia, 1930-1991."

2000-2001

Jennie Burnet
University of North Carolina | "Crisis as Opportunity: Women and Reconciliation in Rwanda."

Michele Commercio
University of Pennsylvania | "Contentious Peace in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Latvia."

Kristine Herrmann
American University | "Implementing or Impairing Democracy: Lessons in Democratization Assistance."

Ronald Krebs
Columbia University | "A School for the Nation? Military Institutions and the Boundaries of Nationality."

Alan Kuperman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Tragic Consequences: How and Why Communal Groups Provoke Genocidal Retaliation."

1999-2000

Stuart Douglas
Rice University | "The Cultural Politics of Reconciliation: An Ethnography of Reparation and Rehabilitation in Contemporary South Africa."

Elise Giuliano
The University of Chicago | "Paths to the Decline of Nationalism: Ethnic Politics in Russia."

Gregory Maney
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Transnational Networks and Ethnic Mobilization: Origins of the Troubles in Northern Ireland."

Mark Mullenbach
University of Arizona | "Third Party Interventions in Intrastate Disputes."

Paula Pickering
University of Michigan | "Minority Choices in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina."

Jeremi Suri
Yale University | "Failed Peace: Detente and Dissent, 1958-1972."

Nicole Watts
University of Washington | "Ethnic Allies and State Power: Kurdish-State Relations in the Middle East."

1998-1999

Shawn Bird
University of Florida | "Institutional Reform and Democratization in Post-War El Salvador."

Anthony Chase
Tufts University | "Relativism and Reality in the Muslim World: Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law in Political Context."

Ajin Choi
Duke University | "Democracy, Alliances, and War Performance in Militarized International Conflicts, 1812-1992."

Jennifer Curtis 
Washington University | "Making Peace: Community Development in West Belfast."

Andrew Erdmann
Harvard University | "Politics by Other Means: Americans' Search for 'Victory' in the Twentieth Century."

Deepa Khosla
University of Maryland, College Park | "Third Party Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts: A Force for Peace or Spiraling Violence."

Russell Lucas
Georgetown University | "Choice, Constraint, and Regime Survival Strategies: Jordan Since 1989."

Dorgam Mara'ee 
Harvard University | "Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and the Future of Democracy in the Middle East."

Denise Natali
University of Pennsylvania | "Manufacturing Identity and Managing Kurds: A Study in the Formation of Ethnonationalism."

Jon Western
Columbia University | "Warring Ideas: Explaining U.S. Military Intervention (1882-1994)."

1997-1998

Burcu Akan
American University | "Praying for a Nation: Islamization and Construction of Ethnic Albanian Identity in Macedonia."

Susan H. Allen
George Mason University | "Finding Order in the Chaos of Multiple Conflict Resolution Interventions in Eurasian Secessionist Conflict."

Xinyuan Dai
The University of Chicago | "On Compliance: International Institutions and Domestic Constituency."

Coleen Fox
University of Oregon | "Hydro-Development and Potential Crisis in the Mekong: Strategies for Peace in an Interstate Watershed."

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
University of California, Santa Cruz | "Islamism and the Quest for Alternative Modernities."

Gautam Ghosh
The University of Chicago | "Defining Diasporas: Partitioned States, Refugee Flows, and Religious Chauvinism in India and Bangladesh, 1947-Present."

Laura Jenkins
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Contested Categories: Affirmative Action in India."

Ellen Moodie
University of Michigan | "Negotiating Peace and Memory through Salvadoran News Media."

Maria Clemencia Ramirez de Jara
Harvard University | "The Colonos of the Amazon Region of Colombia: Violence, Coca, State-Decentralization and the Construction of Identities."

Henrik Sommer
University of Colorado, Boulder | "Direct Action and Democratization: The Impact of Nonviolent Direct Action on Apartheid,1976-1994."

1996-1997

Zachary Abuza
Tufts University | "Coping with China: Vietnamese Elite Responses to an Emerging Superpower."

Katherine Burns
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Subnational Power and Multilateral Cooperation in Northeast Asia."

Kathleen Collins
Stanford University | "Post-Soviet Political Transitions in Central Asia."

Jaleh Dashti-Gibson
University of Notre Dame | "Sharpening the Bite: A Framework for Monitoring Multilateral Economic Sanctions."

Alan Emery
University of Southern California | "The National Party in the Democratic Transformation of South African Politics, 1976-1991."

Melissa Ann Fuller
University of California, Los Angeles | "Nations Dividing: Ethnic Conflict and its Democratic Management."

Janet Lord
George Washington University | "Remedies Under International Human Rights Law."

Hugo van der Merwe
George Mason University | "Reconciliation in South Africa: The Role of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission."

Vjekoslav Perica
University of Minnesota | "The Making of the Post-Yugoslav Nations: Church-Sponsored Political Mobilization in the Former Yugoslavia, 1965-1995."

Todd Perry
University of Maryland, College Park | "The Origins and Implementation of the 1992 Nuclear Suppliers Group."

David Schimmelpenninck
Yale University | "'Ex Oriente Lux': Ideologies of Empire and Russia's Far East, 1895-1904."

Paul Silverstein
The University of Chicago | "Trans-Politics: Islam, Berberity, and the French Nation-State."

Christopher Tennant
Harvard University | "Mayas Going Home: A Study of a Multi- Ethnic New Community in Guatemala."

Monica Toft
The University of Chicago | "The Geography of Ethnic Conflict."

1995-1996

Mia M. Bloom
Columbia University | "Failures of Intervention: The Unintended Consequences of Mixed Messages and the Exacerbation of Ethnic Conflict."

Charles T. Call
Stanford University | "From Soldiers to Cops: 'War Transitions' and the Demilitarization of Policing in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Alev I. Cinar
University of Pennsylvania | "Bodies, Places and Time: Islamic Visibilities in the Public Sphere and the Contestations of Secular Modernity in Turkey."

Joel S. Fetzer
Yale University | "National Borders / Cultural Boundaries: Public Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany."

Carla P. Freeman
The Johns Hopkins University | "China's Reform Challenge: The Political Economy of Reform in Northeast China, 1978-1998."

Henry E. Hale
Harvard University | "Independence and Integration: Secession and State-Building in the Former Soviet Union."

Alexandra M. Hrycak
The University of Chicago | "From the Iron Fist to the Invisible Hand: Writers, Artists, and the Nation in Ukraine."

Vinodh Jaichand
University of Notre Dame | "Achieving Racial Equality through Restitution of Land Rights in South Africa."

Andrew Reynolds
University of California, San Diego | "Electoral Systems and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Africa."

Sadek M. Wahba
Harvard University | "Essays on Migration."

1994-1995

Martijn van Beek
Cornell University | "Social Identification and Ethnic Mobilization in Ladakh, India."

Kurt Dassel
Columbia University | "Domestic Instability, the Military, and War."

Gil Eyal
University of California, Los Angeles | "The Breakdown of Czechoslovakia."

Karl-Orfeo Fioretos
Columbia University | "Managing Interdependence in the New Europe: Economic Exchange and the Consolidation of Peace."

Ann Florini
University of California, Los Angeles | "Transparency and International Relations."

Alejandro de la Fuente
University of Pittsburgh | "'With All and For All': Race, Inequality, and Politics in Cuba, 1900-1930."

Mikael Karlstrom
The University of Chicago | "The Cultural Kingdom in Uganda: Popular Royalism and the Restoration the Buganda Kingship."

Riina Kionka
Columbia University | "The International Politics of Estonian Nationality Policy."

Julie Sisskind
University of Pennsylvania | "Repatriation, Transitional Settlements, and Community Change in Western Eritrea."

Santiago Villaveces
Rice University | "Peace, Conflict, and Governance in Contemporary Colombia: Toward the Manufacturing of Consensus."

1993-1994

Antony Anghie
Harvard University | "International Law, Human Rights and Cultural Identity: A New Approach to Ethnic Identity?"

Rebecca Bryant
The University of Chicago | "Educating Ethnicity: On the Birth and Reproduction of the Cypriot Ethnic Conflict."

Josephine Burt
Columbia University | "Failing States and Political Vacuums: The Struggle for Local Power and the Demise of Democracy in Peru, 1980-1995."

Devin Hagerty 
University of Pennsylvania | "The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia."

Roberta Micallef
University of Texas, Austin | "The Role of Literature and Intellectuals in National Identity Construction: The Case of Uzbekistan."

Curtis Ryan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | "Realignments and Crises in Inter-Arab Politics: the Cases of Jordan and Syria."

Mona Siegel
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Lasting Lessons: War, Peace and Patriotism in French Primary Schools, 1914-1939."

Daniel Thomas
Cornell University | "Norms and Change in World Politics: The Helsinki Accords, Human Rights and the Demise of Communism, 1975-1990."

Astrid Tuminez
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Russian Nationalism, 1865-1995: Content, Empowerment, and Impact on Russian Foreign Policy."

Virginia Walsh
University of California, Los Angeles | "International Markets and Interstate Cooperation: United States-Japanese Efforts to Conserve Ocean Life, 1950-1995."

Harry West
University of Wisconsin | "Sorcery of Construction and Sorcery of Ruin: Power and Ambivalence on the Mudea Plateau, Mozambique (1882-1994)."

Elisabeth Wood 
Stanford University | "Agrarian Social Relations and Democratization: The Negotiated Resolution of the Civil War in El Salvador."

1992-1993

Pamela Chasek
The Johns Hopkins University | "From Stockholm to Rio: An Analysis of 20 Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiation in the United Nations System."

Richard Conroy
University of Notre Dame | "Beyond Peacekeeping: Strategies of United Nations Peace Enforcement in a Turbulent World."

Ralph DiMuccio
University of Southern California | "Interdependence and Exchange in Interstate Relationships: A Reassessment of Anglo-German Relations in the 1930s."

Miles Hochstein
University of Southern California | "Rethinking Genocide Theory: State Making and Socially Administered Mass Morality."

Barbara Larney 
Arizona State University | "Children of World War II in Germany: A Life Course Analysis."

Martin Malin
Columbia University | "Entrepreneurial Statecraft: Egypt and the Superpowers, 1952-1967."

Martin Rouse
Cornell University | "Trade Policies of Indonesia and Thailand as Indicators of Growing Conflict in the Region."

Jan Sallinger-McBride
University of California, Santa Barbara | "Concertation vs. Transformation: A Comparative Analysis of Democratic Transition in Argentina and Uruguay."

1991-1992

Mohammed Abu Nimer (Peace Scholar)
George Mason University | "Conflict Resolution between Arabs and Jews in Israel: A Study of Six Intervention Programs."

Alice Ackerman (Peace Scholar)
University of Maryland, College Park | "Foreign Policy Issues in a Newly Unified Germany."

Jean Boone (Peace Scholar)
Georgetown University | "Trading in Power: The Politics of Soviet Foreign Economic Reform, 1986-1991."

William DeMars (Peace Scholar)
Notre Dame University | "Helping People in a People's War: Humanitarian Organizations and the Ethiopian Conflict, 1980-1988."

Jussi Hanhimaki
Boston University | "Containment, Coexistence, and Neutrality: America, Russia, and the 'Finnish Solution,' 1948-1956."

Jairo Hernandez
Tufts University | "Costa Rica as Mediator in the Settlement of Central American Disputes in the 1980s."

Cynthia Irvin
Duke University | "Paramilitary Politics in Parliamentary Democracies: Militant Nationalism in Ireland and Spain."

Nora Femenia
Syracuse University | "National Self-Images, Enemy Images and Conflict Strategies in the 1982 Falkland/Malvinas War."

Moira Killoran
University of Texas, Austin | "Pirate State, Poet Nation: The Poetic Struggle over 'The Past' in North Cyprus."

Aaron Wolf
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "The Impact of Scarce Water Resources on the Arab- Israeli Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Study of Water Conflict Analysis and Proposals for Conflict Resolution."

1990-1991

Geoffrey Bate
City University of New York | "The Anthropological Sources of Basque Terrorism."

Marc Genest
Georgetown University | "Negotiating in the Public Eye: The Impact of the Press on the Intermediate- Range Nuclear Force Negotiations."

Sung Hee Kim
Tufts University | "Revenge and Conflict Escalation: The Effects of Power and Audience."

Megan Koreman
University of California, Berkeley | "From War to Peace: Three French Towns in 1944-1945."

Itshak Lederman
University of Maryland, College Park | "Verification of Conventional Arms Control Agreements in Europe."

Jeffrey Legro
University of California, Los Angeles | "Cooperation Within Conflict: Submarines, Strategic Bombing, Chemical Warfare and Restraint in World War II."

Simei Qing
Michigan State University | "Chinese and American conceptions of peace, order, and economic development from 1944 to 1984."

Laura Reed 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "The Roads Not Taken: The United States Security Debate over Germany, 1944-1949."

Luigi Sensi
Rutgers University | "The Burden of Hegemony: Superpower Intervention in Civil Wars."

1989-1990

Cecilia Albin
The Johns Hopkins University | "Resolving Conflicts over Indivisibles through Negotiation: The Case of Jerusalem."

Eileen Babbitt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | "Beyond Neutrality: The Use of Leverage by Powerful States as Mediators in International Conflict."

W. Scott Harrop
University of Virginia | "Assessing the Ability of Protracted Insurrections to Gain International Approval."

Nathalie Frensley
University of Texas, Austin | "Domestic Politics and International Conflict Termination: The Dynamic Group Theory of Conflict Processes with Northern Ireland as a Test Case."

Thomas Firestone
University of California, Berkeley | "The Methods and Intent of Soviet Efforts to Influence Western European Public Opinion against NATO Deployments."

Kurt Taylor Gaubatz
Stanford University | "Elections and War: A Study of the Electoral Incentive in the Democratic Politics of War and Peace."

Daniel Gibson 
Duke University | "The Politics of Involuntary Resettlement: World Bank-Supported Projects in Asia (Resettlement Policy, India, Indonesia."

Ran Greenstein
University of Wisconsin, Madison | "Settlement, Resistance and Conflict: Class, Nation, State and Political Discourse in South Africa and Palestine/Israel to 1948."

Mark Lagon
Georgetown University | "Crusade for Freedom": International and Ideological Sources of the Reagan Doctrine."

Terrence Markin
The Johns Hopkins University | "The West Irian Dispute: How the Kennedy Administration Resolved that "Other" Southeast Asian Conflict."

Thazhakuzhyil Paul
University of California, Los Angeles | "Asymmetric Conflicts: A Study of War Initiation by Lesser Powers."

Michael Yaffe
University of Pennsylvania | "Origins of the Tactical Nuclear Weapons Modernization Program: 1969-1979."

1988-1989

George Agbango
Atlanta University | "Political Instability and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Anthony Armstrong
University of Washington | "Breaking the Ice: Initiatives to Improve Relations with a National Adversary."

Daniel Bahr
Iowa State University | "Explaining International Voluntary Cooperation under Anarchy: An Analysis of Emergent Norm-Governed Behavior as Substitute for a Global Sovereign."

Orna Ben-Naftali
Tufts University | "A Court of Lost Appeal: The United States and the Idea and Institution of a World Court to 1985."

Lisa Brandes
Yale University | "Public Opinion, International Security Policy, and Gender: The United States and Great Britain since 1945."

Jurgen Brauer
University of Notre Dame | "Military Expenditures, Arms Production, and the Economic Performance of Developing Nations."

Fernando Lopez-Alves
University of California, Los Angeles | "Why Do Unions Coalesce? Labor Solidarity in Colombia and Uruguay."

Raul Pangalangan
Harvard University | "Competing Normative Themes in Third World Argument in International Law."

James Winkler
Tufts University | "Stability in the Third World: The Spectrum of Security and Development in U.S. Policy: The Case of El Salvador."